The bishop in this situation is Bishop Steven L. Ullestad of the Northeastern Iowa Synod. Through an attorney, I contacted Bishop Ullestad by letter. This is the letter he received - here.
In order to clear my name, to stop possible future deceptive slanderous attack against myself, and to inform ELCA members who may have been subject to hearing this false accusation, I decided that I needed to share this letter with you.
As of today, I have not received an apology or any reply from Bishop Ullestad.